Connecting public and population health management with the community
KU’s undergraduate programs in public and population health provide a broad exposure to the key concepts of public and population health, as well as an understanding of the connections between public health and the community. KU’s programs focus on understanding the network of behavioral and social factors of health and how they’re intertwined with the community. Students gain knowledge in understanding core concepts in epidemiology and biostatistics, disease prevention, population health and health disparities.
What industries need public and population health professionals?
The healthcare field is vast and requires a variety of career roles. According to the Labor of Bureau Statics, healthcare careers are projected to grow 14 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 1.9 million new jobs. KU’s undergraduate programs in public and population health can help prepare students to enter a number of healthcare-related fields.
What undergraduate public and population health programs are available through the KU Edwards Campus?
KU offers an undergraduate certificate in public and population health, as well as a minor. The undergraduate certificate program is designed for students who want to enter, or advance in, the healthcare field and are interested in improving the health of communities. The certificate is available to current KU students, as well as available to non-KU, non-degree seeking students.
The minor in public and population health provides an area of focus for students in areas of study related to public health, public service and education. Students pursuing degrees in social work, exercise science, public administration or other similar areas may find that this minor supplements their studies.
How is the online KU program structured?
The undergraduate certificate in public and population health can be completed in only 12 credit hours. The minor in public and population health requires 18 credit hours. For both programs, the curriculum focuses on core concepts such as epidemiology and biostatistics, major health conditions, disease prevention strategies, population health and health disparities.
- 100% Online
- Finish certificate as stand-alone credential
- Asynchronous course format
- Credentialed, experienced faculty
- Globally recognized academics
- In collaboration with the KU Medical Center
- Learn it today, use it tomorrow
- Teaches specific skills to advance your career
- Courses designed for public and population health careers